Protection settings for Office 2013


Applies to: Office 2013

Summary: Contains articles that will help you plan the protection settings you will need when you deploy Office 2013.

Audience: IT Professionals

Protection settings help you choose encryption methods, enable digital signatures, and decide which types of COM objects are allowed to run.

Office 2013 logoThe articles that are listed in the following table will help you understand and implement the Office 2013 protection settings that are best for your organization.

Office 2013 protection setting articles on TechNet

Article Description

Plan COM object categorization settings for Office 2013

Explains how to use COM object categorization to control the behavior of certain COM objects in Office 2013.

Plan cryptography and encryption settings for Office 2013

Explains the settings that you can use to encrypt data in Office 2013, and provides information about compatibility with earlier versions of Office.

Plan digital signature settings for Office 2013

Provides information about how to support XAdES digital signatures in Excel 2013, PowerPoint 2013, and Word 2013 documents.

Plan Office File Validation settings for Office 2013

Explains how Office File Validation settings can help prevent file format attacks in Office 2013.